Report: Holland man, 101, competes in MI Senior Olympics

Fred Winter (Left) (August 13, 2016/Courtesy: WDIV-TV)

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WOOD) — A West Michigan man who is more than 100 years old recently competed in the Michigan Senior Olympics, according to WDIV-TV and The Oakland Press.

The Oakland Press reports that 101-year-old Fred Winter of Holland participated in the 100-meter sprint. He finished more than a minute after the starting gun was fired.

Olympian Usain Bolt of Jamaica also competes in the 100-meter sprint. He can do it in less than 10 seconds.

The track and field events of the games were held on Saturday at Oakland University, according to the Michigan Senior Olympics website. WDIV reports that Winter also participated in other events, including 50-meter dash and the high jump.

Winter told the Press that it was “lot’s of fun.”

Winter, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II, also competed in the Meijer State Games last summer. He ran the 50- and 100-yard dashes and threw the shot put, javelin and discus.

According to WDIV, the Michigan Senior Olympics are the official qualifier for the National Senior Games, the next of which will take place in 2017 in Birmingham, AL.

Information from: WDIV-TV and The Oakland Press


Michigan Senior Olympics

National Senior Games Association

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